Apr 8, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love (42) shoots in the XXX quarter against the San Antonio Spurs forward Matt Bonner (15) at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Marc Stein: 3-Team Trade Sends Kevin Love to Cavaliers

When the clock strikes 12:01 tomorrow morning, Kevin Love can officially become a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, and ESPN’s Marc Stein is reporting the deal is already done.

Here’s how the trade breaks down:

The trade was thought to be between the Wolves and Cavs, with Minnesota then shipping Anthony Bennett to the 76ers. But apparently the organization thinks Bennett can rebound from a forgetful rookie season and be a core player alongside Andrew Wiggins, Thaddeus Young and current point guard Ricky Rubio.

“Minnesota was determined to keep the second-year forward to be a key piece in its rebuilding effort despite Bennett’s disappointing rookie season with Cleveland,” Stein reported.

Even though its the weekend, the trade can still sent to the league office. The only thing the deal will hinge on is whether or not all the players involved can pass a physical.

While the Wolves will introduce their newest additions on Tuesday, there haven’t been any indications as to when Dan Gilbert and David Griffin will introduce Love to Cleveland.

The deal gives Cleveland the obvious “Big 3″ of LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Love and makes the team the frontrunner to represent the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals.

Chicago was thought to be a team that could push the Cavs, but Derrick Rose‘s recent knee soreness with Team USA suggests it may take some time for the former MVP to play at the level he was at pre-injury.

What do you say? Is there a threat to the Cavs from within the Eastern Conference?

Tags: Andrew Wiggins Anthony Bennett Cleveland Cavaliers ESPN Kevin Love Marc Stein NBA Trade Rumors

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